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Crossfire/Card Install Problems

Q: Crossfire/Card Install Problems

Ok so I had purchased one R9 270x and I enjoy the quality so I bought another one to run Crossfire, well I understand it should be super easy to just put the other card in and bridge and good to go. But not for me, some reason the 2nd card isnt installing right or something. I have unistalled everything and tried a bunch of times and not luck, even tried running the newer card (the 2nd one) by itself but no picture from it. And the PC beeps a few times when I try to run that one alone. Not sure whats going on.

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A: Crossfire/Card Install Problems

First of all, no one [other than you] has any idea what we are attempting to fix. Post ALL of your exact system specs; ie exact mb installed, exact cpu installed, exact pw supply installed, etc, etc. Note do not post 500W pw supply; post the exact make and model.

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basically i bought a 1900xtx long time ago and i am thinking about adding in the 2nd vid card. is there a way to tell or find out if i bought the master card or not? cause i can't remember.

another quick question, if i could get the 2nd vid card for around 100-150 would it be money well spent as an upgrade?

A:how do i know if i bought a crossfire master card or just crossfire ready card?

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Hey Guys, I have a Saphire 5770 1gig DDR5 from ATI. I am thinking of an upgrade and unsure of which route to take.

Should I go for a new single card or follow the less expensive option and buy a second 5770? Anyone running two of these cards?

Any tips on the best card to go for at the moment, taking into account new releases at the top end, I was thinking that its a good time to do this upgrade. My exsisting system is AMD 1090T x6 , Crossfire Formula iv mobo, 8gig ram and an 850w psu

A:New card or crossfire

Hi MR PINK ... nice name

Only my personal opinion but as your running two 22" Monitors I would invest in one high end GPU, looking at your spec you should have no problem.

Something for you to look at > PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards

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 Can NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 be crossfired?If yes how to do it?

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Yello peeps.

My current desktop has a Geforce GTX 660 card inside and I wanna know if I get better graphics if I were to change it to my two Radeon HD 7870 cards?

I welcome any answer.


A:SLI/Crossfire vs single card.

Better off buying a better GPU SLI/Crossfire has too many issues i used to have a Crossfire set up in the end i went with a single card and also a second card is only 25% usable maybe up to 40%usable so the second card is kind of wasted because your not getting full use of it

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I want to upgrade my homebuilt computer's Graphics,
Currently I have a Ati Radeon X1950 pro 256mb in http://www.sapphiretech.com/us/products/products_overview.php?gpid=168&grp=3

My problem is should I buy another X1950 pro and run them both in crossfire?
Buy a new card?

If I was going to get a new card I was thinking about getting the Geforce 9800 GTX, or something similar.

Which would be better?

A:Is it worthit going crossfire or should I just get a new card?

I think you should getting 9800, it would be better.
Because 580w Power can not supply 2 X1950 PRO graphics cards!

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I want to get a new video card, specifically an Radeon HD series card with DX10.

On Newegg, they have really cheap ones (As low as $35).

I only want to spend in total $100-$120 on a video card. Which is better, the 2 lower-end ones with CrossFire, or 1 better card?

Single card:

Or 2 of these:


Also, in the description for the single card, it says "Single Slot Fansink", and in the CrossFire cards it says "Low-profile with single slot active cooler". What do these mean?

Also, this is for gaming.

One more thing. Would it be better than my current card, which is a GeCube Radeon X1950 Pro 512MB PCI-E DX9.

A:CrossFire or Single Card?

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Hello, folks! I'm thinking about getting a second HD4850 for a CrossFire setup, and I've never used a dual-card setup before, so I'd like to hear some tips and opinions. Right now, the card and motherboard I'm using are:

ASUS EAH4850/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card (with DuOrb aftermarket cooler)

ASUS P5K DELUXE/WIFI-AP LGA 775 Intel P35 ATX Intel Motherboard

The second card I'm thinking about getting is:

POWERCOLOR AX4850 512MD3-DH Radeon HD 4850 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card

I'm aware from looking around that it's kosher to combine two cards from different manufacturers that have the same GPU. Is this true? The two cards really only differ in specs in terms of clock speed--the PowerColor has a clock of 635, compared to the ASUS' 625, but I should be able to easily squeeze another 1.6% out of the ASUS to match it.

So, my main questions are:

1) Is this a good second card for a CrossFire setup?
2) The motherboard, which is touted to support CrossFire, has one PCI-E x16 slot and one x4 slot. Is it worth it to use CrossFire on this board? I know there are boards out there with more capable CrossFire support.
3) Will a OCZ StealthXStream OCZ600SXS 600W power supply with 4 +12V rails @ 18A be sufficient to power these babies?

Thanks in advance!!

A:Solved: Second Card for Crossfire

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Ok, I need peoples opinions on this..

Currently I have had no need to upgrade my ATI XFX Radeon HD 5770, I know its not a high-end card and more of a high-end of the middle end graphics cards but it serves me well on all my games at very acceptable FPS (especially as I overclock as I have a big cooling system with water cooling and 5 120MM fans)..

Recently however I have seen some very resonable offers for other 5770's on various websites so I have been considering buying another so I can crossfire it and hopefully extend my card/s lifetime another year or so..

However I can't decide whether it would be better simply to buy a newer card and replacing my old one rather than get another of the one I already have.

So I was wondering what people think,

Should I buy another HD 5770 and use ATI Crossfire or wait a while and replace it with a newer more powerfull card?


A:New Graphics Card or go Crossfire?

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SLI vs CrossFire: Which Dual-Card Setup is Best?

We look at dual card graphics and PC gaming. When you add a second card, which cards are faster? Which scale better? And which can you actually stand to have in your system?

Graphics cards have gotten faster and added more features. So we have to ask the question: is it really worth adding a second GPU to your system? Will you get enough of a performance boost to justify the extra power draw and added cost? The answer is more complex than a simple yes or no. It all depends on what games you?re running, how much you dial up features like anti-aliasing, whether you?ve dived into the world of stereoscopic 3D and what monitor you?re running.

Perhaps the most important factor in the decision is display resolution. If you?re running a 1680x1050, 22-inch display, a single midrange or high end card will get the job done. Adding a second GPU is overkill. If you?ve got a 30-inch, 2560x1600 display and want to crank up the AA and postprocessing features, then that second GPU can be a big help.

Stereoscopic 3D, like Nvidia?s 3D Vision, demands more performance as well, since you?re effectively doubling the frame rate requirements of a game. Most 3D displays currently available max out at 1920x1080, however, so the performance demands aren?t overly onerous.

Games themselves are evolving and adding more features. You can see that in a title like Just Cause 2. Still a DirectX 10 title (and it requires ... Read more

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SLI vs CrossFire: Which Dual-Card Setup is Best?

We look at dual card graphics and PC gaming. When you add a second card, which cards are faster? Which scale better? And which can you actually stand to have in your system?

Graphics cards have gotten faster and added more features. So we have to ask the question: is it really worth adding a second GPU to your system? Will you get enough of a performance boost to justify the extra power draw and added cost? The answer is more complex than a simple yes or no. It all depends on what games you’re running, how much you dial up features like anti-aliasing, whether you’ve dived into the world of stereoscopic 3D and what monitor you’re running.

Perhaps the most important factor in the decision is display resolution. If you’re running a 1680x1050, 22-inch display, a single midrange or high end card will get the job done. Adding a second GPU is overkill. If you’ve got a 30-inch, 2560x1600 display and want to crank up the AA and postprocessing features, then that second GPU can be a big help.

Stereoscopic 3D, like Nvidia’s 3D Vision, demands more performance as well, since you’re effectively doubling the frame rate requirements of a game. Most 3D displays currently available max out at 1920x1080, however, so the performance demands aren’t overly onerous.

Games themselves are evolving and adding more features. You can see that in a title like Just Cause 2... Read more

A:SLI vs CrossFire: Which Dual-Card Setup is Best?

Don't really need to read the rest of that article - SLI scaling outperforms crossfire by a wide margin across a wide range of titles.

It's a crying shame says the Crossfire user

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I've done a lot of Googling and Ixquicking, even searched AMD's site without much joy. I can't even find out if the mobo is suitable - only having one PCIe x16 slot maybe indicates nope from the off. The following is very specific, but I'm hoping one of you geniuses can offer advice. Apologies in advance for the headache.

Win 7 64 bit.
Motherboard is ECS GeForce6100PM-M2
CPU is AMD Phenom(tm) 9350e Quad-Core
Graphic card is Radeon Sapphire HD 5670 1GB DDR5 PCIe x16
All of which is AMD stuff.

I can buy an adapter to convert the PCIe x4 slot to a flying cabled x16 slot, and which includes a 12V lead.
I can buy an identical graphic card but with less memory (512MB), but same DDR5 for ?20, which is pretty cheap.

Any hope in hell of that combination working with Crossfire and showing improvements? I enjoy fiddling, and can afford the ?20, but I'll not bother if I get a definite no. I have no idea of the capabilities of the x16 cabled slot from the x4 mobo slot either.

Assuming the mobo, or the x4 to x16 cabling makes it all pointless immediately, would the two cards work in a suitable mobo with 2 PCIe x16 slots. I have read of the 5670 being paired with other cards but not with another 5670 - no examples, I mean, not no success. It's all very confusing.

I'm still searching, by the way, for info elsewhere. I've just spent so long that I thought I'd post this just in case I don't find anything useful elsewhere.

Ta muchly.

A:Crossfire and motherboard/graphic card compatibility.

You can only pair a HD5670 with a HD5670 maybe a 5650 that was like 4+ years ago you could find one on ebay or amazon probably

When mixing and matching cards there is a structure put in place example http://sites.amd.com/PublishingImage...hart_1618W.jpg

This tells you what can and can't be matched now if you would like 16x you will need to find a board with multi slots and even if you do it will run 8x not 16x

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I have bought a new graphics card, a x850 xt. Although the website i purchased it from made no mention of it being crossfire it appears that it is. I'am wondering whether this will work in my non-crossfire motherboard, Asus P5B.

I'm unsure as to whether you can run a crossfire card but not in crossfire mode, ona normal motherboard.

Thanks for help.

A:Crossfire Graphics card compatability issue

Yes you can run this card in a non crossfire board. Crossfire is just for "linking" 2 cards on boards that support it but your not required to have a crossfire board. The only thing is if you don't have a crossfire board you can't expect to go and buy another video card and just plop it in your machine you have to upgrade the MB.

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Can Vista support more than 1 GPU driver? I am running Vista Ult 64. Looking to upgrade to Windows 7.

I previously had an Nvidia 8800GT as my primary graphics card and also had an 8500GT installed as well on my dual boot XP/Vista PC. They worked fine and the computer recognized both correclty on both OS's I think I didn't have any trouble b/c as I found it all 8 series cards use the same driver.

I bought a new primary GPU, a ATi Sapphire 4870 1GB Toxic. I am NOT trying to run SLI or Crossfire, I need availability for 3+ monitors. Can I have two completely different video drivers? I was under the impression NO, but a computer parts guy said I can install an Nvidia & ATi driver as long as I do not install the supplemental software.

A:Adding 2nd Video Card in a NON Crossfire configuration


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I just got a new computer and put in it a 6950 HD radeon gfx card with crossfire capability. My older computer was using a radeon sapphire series 9600. I am assuming not, but could I link them both or is the 9600 too old to use or provide any benefit?

A:Crossfire compatibility with older graphics card?

No Crossfire.
6950 would require either another 6950, or 6970, or 6990

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Had a XFX Radeon HD 6770 in one slot, and below it was a SIIG 7.1 Channel C-Media chip sound card.

When the second XFX Radeon HD 6770 came in along with the crossfire bridge, I had to relocate the sound card to a different slot inbetween both video cards.

Now, anytime I go into something graphics intensive (video games), I get a nearly constant high pitch squelching/buzzing sound.

I have already uninstalled and reinstalled the sound card drivers to no avail.

Tried my onboard card, and it does NOT give this buzz, but I have two issues with this. First is that for some reason, my onboard sound card only streams sound to the left speaker. The right remains dead. Secondly, I dont wanna use onboard lower quality when I paid good money for a PCI card.


A:Just got a second video card to Crossfire, and now I'm having odd sound issues

What is your motherboards model?

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Hey guys,

Ordered a new XFX HD5850 Black edition which is being delivered tomorrow , for the nice sum of ?111

Will be running it in crossfire with my current 5850.

Do I just plug it in and enable crossfire in the catalyst control center or will I need to install drivers for this card first?

Never ran 2 cards before so it's a bit new to me.

All advice welcome.



A:New AMD card coming tomorrow , Crossfire questions

Hello there, Paul.

It shouldn't be a problem... Just plug it in, attach the Crossfire bridge for the cards, and then log on to windows, the CCC should recognize the crossfire and it'd give you the option to enable it.


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I am going to buy this but it states its a Crossfire card

am I able to use this as a single card or must it be crossfired with other cards only ?

A:Sapphire HD 6950 2GB Crossfire Graphics Card

Yes, it will run as a single card.

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So I've done my fair share of searching for this and I can't seem to figure it out.

I built a llano based machine earlier this year and it was running great on windows 8 without a hitch. I decided to upgrade my graphics by installing a 6770 so that my APU could run in crossfire with it.

Gaming performance definitely increased.

However, I can't load any windows 8 apps aside from internet explorer. They load, but its extremely artifacted. And not like normal artifacts. These artifacts are 1/4 the size of the screen.

If I disable dual graphics, all is well. For now I just enable dual graphics before I load up a game but its definitely a bit annoying that it does this.

Any guesses as to what I can do?

A:APU Crossfire problems


Which video driver version are you running and what's its date?

Update motherboard bios to latest.

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i'm asking this question simply because right now i have a geforce 8500 video card but i want to get a crossfire ready motherboard and sooner or later switch over to crossfire but i was wondering if i would be able to use my 8500 card in the motherboard just as a single video card set up.

A:single sli graphics card compatible with a crossfire ready motherboard?

Yes it will be fine.

I'm running two 8600's on a crossfire mobo without any problems.

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System detailed in my profile is brand new apart from the card which is about 8 months old.
I can pickup another XFX 5850 Black Edition to pair with the existing one for about 170. Or try and sell the existing 5850 and put the money towards a Geforce 570 or something else?

A:Buy another 5850 and run CrossFire or invest in a newer generation single card?

Tough call, a pair of 5850's in Crossfire pack a pretty good punch. Still, if you can get a reasonable price for your current card I would be inclined to go with the Geforce 570.

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My 3 year old computer is starting to throw more and more BSOD's as I play various games, with my venerable 5870 crossfire configuration.

I think I may have an overheating issue, as recently when I went to check my cards soon after a BSOD, the top card's heat pipes were so hot they were painful to touch.

Maybe time to ditch the crossfire and go back to a single, powerful card setup?

What does my memory dump suggest I do?

A:BSOD when 5870 crossfire under load. Card overheating suspected.

You are suffering from an 0x101 error and given what you have said i fear you are correct about the overheating
Some info for you here STOP 0x101: CLOCK_WATCHDOG_TIMEOUT troubleshtg

I would start by installing some temperature monitoring software and check your temps at idle then load up the machine and see how they rise
Have you removed cards and cleaned out the heatsinks

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So I bought myself a second 6850, installed it just fine into a p7p55 lx running at 16x/4x had to use a molex adapter for second slot as it is a v2 asus required 2 6 pin

I seem to get a massive boost in framerates but games also seem alot more stuttery unless I turn on v-sync
is it normal to get more stutters without v-sync?

I downloaded Gpu-z/msi afterburner so i can see if everything was ok, but I noticed in gpu-z both cards have different bios's and the first card says enabled crossfire and the second card says disabled, but i clearly notice a difference in fps

and another thing that bothers me is the second card goes into 3d mode during web browsing, 40% just on lets say youtube, anything... makes my room hot for nothing >.<...

forgot to mention my first card is a gigabyte. oh yeah and im useing latest 11.6 drivers with caps

also i updated my bios

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Just wondering if anyone out there can help me with this problem I've been having since I installed a pair of VisionTek 4870's in Crossfire on my Rampage Formula X48 Motherboard. I have a 750W power supply, so I don't think that's the issue.

Everything was working great with my old Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS, but I wasn't getting the framerates on my 1920x1200 monitor.

The problem seems to happen when I'm playing games (like Warhammer Online, Mass Effect, or even older ones like Dawn of War 40K) it crashes my system.

I've checked my NB temperatures and they're around 58-60 Celcius (seems a bit hot).

Does anyone know what I might be able to try to fix this instability? I read somewhere that I could increase the PCI-E voltage, but I'm not sure.

Thanks for any help that you can provide.

A:4870 Crossfire problems

It's usually not recommended to up the PCI-E Voltage.. thats a good way to fry your new cards bro. I've been looking into that board and I have some friends that just got it. It's a beast, and it can handle some pretty high temps according to the MFGers.

I know that many many people have been buying a little 40mm fan and strapping it to the NB on those boards. but as long as you stay around 60 or less you should be good. anything above 65 and I'd begin to worry.

Get something like this, there is others, but get a 40 x 40 x 10. as the x20 is to tall. There are others but this is a decent CFM at a low dBA

Newegg.com - EVERCOOL EC4010 40mm Case Fan - Case Fans

Good luck, let us know how it goes.

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I am runing Windows Vista Ultimate, I have a 2.24ghz AMD Opteron processor, and two ATI crossfire graphics cards. I just upgraded to Vista and i installed gears of war. Befor I ran it a messafe poped up saying it is recomended that i install the new ATI catalyst control center. I hadent installed it yet because I dident need it. So it ran for a hour and then said that the instalation failed. If i try to play gears of war with out it then everything is chopy and has very bad quality. I have tryed the disk that cam with my ATI Radon cards, it installs fine but then I get an error next time I boot up(blue screen says ati file is currupt). So I ahve to boot into safe mode and roll back the driver.

So I need a solution to my ATI problem so gears of war isent choppy. and it was in low quality mode when i ran the game.

UPDATE - now as soon as I try to play campaign it exites out and sayed the programe has stoped working.

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Hi there.
My problem is.. i play Crossfire game in full screen (dextop and in game) and after one hour my fps is decrease 100+ normal to 50-14 and after my dextop resolution 1366x768 is go on resolution 640x480 and scaling "Full Screen" is changing.

So.. i have black borders but not on game , on dextop and i think this is decrease my fps
After change i tryed to change them back but worked only with change "personalize" with "windows clasic" and not windows 7 but when i try to play game is asking me if i want to change settings yes or no. if i press yes i go back to black borders on dextop , if i press no .. i don't play game
i need to restart laptop for play again one hour and again

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I also tryed to update Ati drivers .. but when i try to install say "Imcompatible hardware/software"

screen : ImageShack? - Online Photo and Video Hosting

So , now i have drivers on the CD that I received when I bought the laptop

screen : Imageshack - 75485017.png

But i think thats old.

You have ideas ?

A:Graphic Card radeon hd 5470 playing Crossfire , problem with scaling

after one hour i have many other problems.. but just only if i run this game one hour

Catalyst control center give an error CLI.exe .. C/ProgramFilles/Netframework.. and error code

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Paint give two errors when i try to save screen

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Windows media player 11 give same error like paint with memory

Some times internet is disconnecting and i can connect it back without restart.

I try to give more information about problem.. maybe someone can help me .

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I am having some issues with my PC and would really appreciate any insight!
First off, my setup:

CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555, 3rd core unlocked; CPU-Z says it runs at 3.2Ghz under full load.
Memory: 16Gb DDR3
Video: Two Sapphire Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 cards in Crossfire; the 2nd card was added maybe a 18 months or so after getting the first one; this goes to my receiver and my TV running at 1920x1080
Mobo: ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 with 2 2.0 PCI-e slots (16x, 4x)
HD: My main one, where my Steam files are, is a WD Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm
OS: Windows 7
Catalyst Control Center (CCC): v13.4; hardware info shows both the primary and linked adapter (primary running at PCI-e 2.0 at 16x, the linked card running at 4x)

I just updated from CCC 12.4 (or 12.8?) and I have had Crossfire enabled every since installing the second card. With CCC 12.4, and every previous version of CCC I've had, about 60% of the time when I booted up from shutdown, I'd have to go back into CCC and re-enable Crossfire; for some reason it would be disabled on restart more often than not. I've only had 13.4 for a day now and I have not yet shut down my PC.
My main issue is basically I have never really noticed any difference from running in Crossfire vs running one card when gaming (Crysis 2, BF3, Portal 2, others). I think I am fooling myself into seeing a difference, but sometimes I would start up my system, start gaming (and it seemed normal), then remember that I didn't check... Read more

A:Problems with ATI 5770 HD Crossfire Performance

Try clean installing the drivers.
1) Uninstall the current drivers with this tool: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/catalyst-uninstall-utility.aspx
2) Then reinstall the 13.4 driver after you have uninstalled previous versions with the tool above.

I never go it, what exactly is CAP? Also, isnt it bundled with the drivers now?

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Attempted to install nvidia GeForce 6800 GS OC AGP 256 MB. (Dell 4600) Installed per directions but realized I had not disabled existing graphics driver. The display was off in color and pixcels. I uninstalled and started from scratch. Start up was normal until monitor now displayed "cannot display this video mode". I tried safe mode, no luck. If I remove the new card all is well. I contacted tech support and installed Driver Cleaner Pro to remove any nvidia remnants, still no luck. Does anyone have any ideas of what I have missed?

A:Graphic Card Install Problems

if you startup in save mode, you still get the video mode error?


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i am try to get a jaton 208pci-128tv card installed . first iam using a gateway e-2000 pc with celeron r cpu 2.00 ghs 40 gb hard drive 512 mb of ram. grahics controller 82845g intel r. i disabled the graphic controller and installed the card and load the drivers and that from the disk that came with it . then i enabled it . and restarted the system. it does nothing . iforgot i am running windows xp with service pack 2. what can i do to get it to work . need help

A:install video card problems

Don't take this the wrong way but did you connect the monitor cable to the new card?

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Hello, on a Compaq Deskpro EN computer, I am installing a Belkin USB 2.0 5-Port PCI Card. The Windows sticker on the side of my computer shows "Windows 2000 Professional 1-2 CPU", but as far as I know, I have Windows XP Professional installed. No CDs came with computer, the OpSys was already installed, but I have frequent updates online. After card installation, I'm getting the message...

Files Needed
The file 'usbohci.sys' on Windows XP Professional Service Pack 3 CD is needed. Type the path..."

anyway, it's looking in my c:\windows\ServicePackFiles\i386 directory and can't find anything. A search for usbohci finds...

USBOHCI.SY_ in C:\i386
usbohci.sys in C:\i386\DRIVER.CAM
usbohci.sys in C:\WINDOWS\Driver Cache\i386\driver.cab

not sure what else to do. Also, I have an internal CD drive that came with the system and an internal DVD drive which I installed a few years ago. About a year ago, the DVD drive gave out, door wouldn't open or anything, but the CD drive worked. Well when I popped the case to install the USB card, I vacuumed out everything and pressed down on the power cords and ribbons connected to the CD and DVD drives. On startup, the BIOS seemed to recognize both drives, where I pressed F1 to save, and it rebooted. On the reboot, the BIOS seemed to only recognize the CD drive. Anyway in it's complete reboot all the way to Windows, now both drives I can press their open buttons, and both doors will open. However... Read more

A:Solved: CD & DVD problems and USB Card Install

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heres the deal, old video card (nvidia vanta tnt-2) existing mb, existing ram, existing processor, ps good, different hd. I am reconditioning my old PC for a friend and transfering my existing video card to a new PC, and giving him the one that was originally in there(the vanta). MB is ASUS a7v-vm. For some reason, I cannot get video. I tried clearing CMOS, but do not know if I was successful(the mb only has solder points for CLRTC). Next I tried reinstalling the video card I had in there before this mess, and I get the same thing; nothing.I had the idea that if CMOS was not cleared, BIOS would recognize this card since it is the most recent video for this MB, then I could load video drivers for the vanta before reinstalling it.
Power comes up, CPU fan and PS fan are turning, PS2 keyboard gets boot up lights but nothing else after(no cap or num lock lights when tried), hard drive chirps a little but nothing else, CD_ROM powers and is accessed by boot-up. The HD is old Win 98 HD. Is there something I'm missing here? I'm sure BIOS is hanging on missing OS, but after multiple reboots should see the vanta if it is going to see it at all. I know the pocessor /CPU FSB settings are correct because thats what it came with in the box. Does anybody have any ideas??

A:video card install problems

If Numlock and Capslock dont work (toggle off/on), its not making it past BIOS to even check for an OS.

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I have 2 monitors set up on a Nvidia Geforce FX 5200 Ultra (AGP). Runs fine. I wanted to add a 3rd monitor and am trying to install a Geforce 2 MX400 (PCI). As soon as I install the card none of the monitors work past the startup window. I have downloaded the latest Nvidia drivers, tried switching AGP to PCi in BIOS, installing the MX400 first then the 5200. Can't seem to figure this one out. - Windows XP, AMD 2200+, 1gig ram, Via chipset, 350w power. Please help.

A:3 Monitor set up, 2 video card install problems

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I'm having this same problem. Did you ever figure it out????? Email me!

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Hello all. Perhaps you can help me.

A while ago, a few friends of mine got new computers, and gave me their old ones. So I've cobbled together a fairly decent little computer using an eMachines T1220 (Celeron @ 1.6GHz or so) as a base. My only issue with it was that it was seriously lacking in the video department, so I jumped on Tiger Direct earlier this week and got a Diablotek ATi Radeon 9000 PCI 64MB video card. It came last night, so I tore into the computer and popped it in.

At first, things went as I thought they should. Windows (2000) screamed for new drivers, I told it to keep its pants on, then ran the driver install from the accompanying CD. Install finished fine, then I clicked the reboot button, and... darkness. It's been doing the same thing since then - I start it up, the thing beeps a morse code "d" at me (-..), and nothing shows up, regardless of whether I plug the monitor into the video card or the onboard video port.

To get anything to show up, I have to take the new card out, so when I go to the bios to disable the onboard video, it doesn't give me the option to do so. Same story no matter which of the 3 PCI slots I put the thing in. The power supply is 250W, though I'm not sure if that even matters, since I don't need to plug any extra power into the card.

I know I can do much better than an eMachine, but I'm not looking to have a beast of a gaming PC - I just want something I can do some homework (digit... Read more

A:EMachines T1220 video card install problems

Ive known some new agp cards wont run in older machines something to do the voltage, i didnt know of any problems with pci cards though.

What actually happens when you take the card out, can you get the computer to boot up then?

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Hello I am working on an HP Compaq a6600f and I have a problem with the Integrated Video freezing my screen after an hour or so.. I then Purchased a Video Card so I can run the video off of that. However after I put it in AGP or PCI 2 I get no video, so I can't install driver, what Am I doing wrong? THANKS IN ADVANCE!!

A:Solved: Attempting to install Video Card but Major problems

Disregard for whatever reason you have to set BIOS to the INTEGRATED Video not PCI E.. THANKS just the same!!! all set now!!

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Hi TechSpot folk, and thanks for in advance for anyone who can help me.

I've bought myself a new video card yesterday; HIS Radeon X1650 Pro 512mb IceQ, AGP. I went ahead to install it, and I get no picture after booting up.

I am receiving a signal to the monitor (I am not getting a "check signal" message) but no image comes to the PC. I went to put my old card in which is a Gigabyte 128mb 9600 Pro, and it now it doesn't work either!!!

Both cards are receiving power as theirs fans are chugging along.

I had also purchased a 1gig stick of RAM to complement my new video card, so I set my PC up the way it was before the attempted installation of the new card. Still nothing happening.

Current components of PC are:

P4 2.8ghz (D865PERL)
Gigabyte Radeon 9600 Pro 128mb
512mb RAM
DVD and Lite-On burner

A:New video card install no good, now older card doesn't work either

I don't know about the 9600 Pro but the X1650 Pro should have a power connector on it. Possibly a floppy drive type connector. Was that plugged in?

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I have a computer running Windows XP SP3 on an HP Pavilian a1430n stocked with an integrated Video Card and Sound Card. I'm trying to upgrade my systems video card to a newer GeForce 210 which works great with the computer once its drivers are installed. The problem though is that my integrated sound card stops working and Windows begins asking asking for four "high definition audio bus"'s. The original drivers are in my computers recovery but for some reason, the sound driver is unrecognised by the device manager and even updated drivers from the manufactures (HP, Realtek) don't do the trick. Funny thing is, when I remove the new video card and revert back the the original integrated video port, the sound card begins to work again as if nothings been changed. I've tryed multiple times the remove and reinstall the hardware but get the same outcome. (even tryed to introduce a non-integrated sound card and still no luck). So if anyone has any clue as to what the fix might be, I'm all ears.

A:Install New Video Card and Sound Card Stops Working

Check in the Bios under chipset on the advanced tab make sure the integrated audio is still enabled after installing the video card.

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do i physicaly instal front panel card reader and a usb 2 x4 pci card before 1st boot of bios and before new install of win 7 64 , or after ?
please and thanks

A:Install front panel card reader and a USB 2x4 PCI card before first boot?

Before. Did you get a driver(s) CD with the card reader?

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I have Linksys Wireless card i purchased for my laptop. I have 3Com Ethernet wired card currently installed. Do I need to uninstall that card before installing the wireless card?


A:uninstall ethernet card to install wireless card?

Not a necessity...you can have both adapters in the computer at the same time...not unless, you're able to verify that they are conflicting in terms of resources that they're using.

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Hi--I hope that title isn't too confusing. My monitor keeps giving me "no signal" messages; also tried another monitor. Both monitors work on other computers w/ same cables. I have a new video card, but I can't install b/c my computer is passworded and I can't see screen to login and install the card. What to do? Thanks in advance.

A:New video card install, but password stops install

Hello dottielove to assist you further you will need to add as much information as possible to "My System Specs" in the bottom of your post such as the make/model or motherboard of the computer in question and also the make/model of the video card you are attempting to install so proper help can be given to resolve your issue.

Your computer is most likely now using the default onboard video output, a 2nd one connected to motherboard which may also be an older VGA type, If so connect your monitor to the onboard video output and you should be able to log into your computer and install the software for your video card.

Also when your computer first boots up can you see the splash screen to enter your BIOS settings as there is usually a setting to switch from onboard video to PCI-E (your setting may be labelled diferently) which enables use of the video card and would be explained in the user manual for your computer.

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I'm replacing my NVidia GTX750Ti card (it has a problem) with an NVidia GTX1050Ti. This is a Win10 x64 system.
I downloaded the latest drivers for the card. It used to be said that one should uninstall the old driver first then install card, boot up, and install new drivers. I don't know if this sequence is still needed.

If I don't uninstall the old drivers first - When I install the new graphics card and do the first boot up, it would be loading the old (incorrect) drivers. Is this a concern?

My computer also has on-board graphics (HD4000, I think) so I could boot to that first if I change the BIOS settings to use on-board first. But hen I don't think I can install NVidia drivers since the new card won't be active.

Not sure how to proceed. Thanks for you help.

A:What is best way to install new Graphics card (driver and card)?

What I would do is right click on the old video card in device manger, select uninstall and make sure the box to uninstall drivers is checked. Uninstall the card and the drivers in device manager, shut down the computer. When you shut down the computer, make sure to hold down the shift key when you click shut down so it does a complete shutdown and not a hybrid fast-startup shutdown. Install the new video card and boot up.

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I bought my comp about 2 years ago with 2.5 ghz p4 processor and a 1gb of ram for about 500 dollars not knowing the video card was integrated. After some software i bought needed vertex and pixel shaders i look into buying anew agp card, when i look in my comp i found my agp slot was removed. THe area it was supposed to be in was still there but it was gone. So now i found a really good pci card i wnat to use, how do i make it work? Like in disabling the integrated card.


A:How can I install a PCI video card, when i already have a integrated card?

PS these are Gfx cards


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Hi guys,
Some time ago I purchased a Asus Nvidia GeForce GT 630 Graphics Card and immediately after installing it I encountered BSOD issues. I tried the numerous guides on how to potentially sort this online (uninstalling and reinstalling Nvidia programs/drivers in certain orders) but never fixed the problem. Sadly I lost the box and receipt, so it's now a paperweight.

Now, I decided to cut my losses and try a completely different card in the hope that the problem would no longer happen. Not wanting to use Nvidia again I opted for the Sapphire Radeon R7 250.

All was well for the first day, however I then got a BSOD. Sadly this has now continued time after time.

I tried getting Display Driver Uninstaller and uninstalling all the drivers that it allowed me to. I am currently running the PC with no graphics card driver (as far as I can tell) and I just have the basic look to my Windows 7. I came home today and once again I have had a BSOD.

My reason for wanting a new graphics card is that I'm running a dual monitor setup, when I'm on the on-board graphics card with a single monitor there are no issues at all.

Any help is hugely appreciated, thank you in advance!

A:BSOD after graphics card install (second card!)

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ok, so a few weeks ago, i had 1 or 2 bsods, can't remember exactly, but basically in another thread, i was told if it doesnt happen often, dont worry about it/if it happens once, ignore it.

after that i installed a new cpu, amd FX-8350. i think i only had one bsod after that new cpu, and that was with my old graphics card, right before i went to install the new graphics card.

i installed the new card, booted up, installed the latest driver from amd's website, rebooted, that's when the first BSOD happened on the new card. after that, the card and computer have run fine for the past 2 days. up until just now, i just had 2 bsod's back to back. but now the computer seems to be running fine.

can someone help me figure out what it is. im willing to re-install the old graphics card if i have to, but i'd rather not install the old cpu as well. i need to figure this out soon so i can find out if i have to RMA this card with newegg or not.


A:BSOD's before and after new graphics card install and new cpu install

Did you uninstall the old graphics card drivers, before installing the new ones ? Personally with a GPU and CPU change and a few bsod's I would opt for a fresh installation of Win but that's my personal opinion

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this is what im dealing with. i installed windows 7 beta 7227 build. i cant find a sound or graphics/video to work for this thing help. i need to install the correct drivers. i think its nVidia but im not for sure just plz help

Machine name: REEKVICIOUS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7227) Service Pack 1 (7227.winmain_sp.090602-2110)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Computer Corporation
System Model: Dimension 4550
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.00GHz, ~2.0GHz
Memory: 512MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 512MB RAM
Page File: 411MB used, 1123MB available
Windows Dir: D:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7227.0000 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: This computer cannot play audio because the Windows Audio service is not enabled. Use the Sounds and Devices Properties control panel to enable audio. No sound card was found. If one is expected, you should install a sound driver provided by the hardware manufacturer.
Input Tab: No problems found.

DirectX Debug Levels
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A:Windows 7 video card and sound card problems

Windows 7 Ultimate RC build 7100 is what you should be running. There are no service packs for pre-release OS's from Microsoft. Did you install Windows 7 on this Dell or did someone do it for you? Your installed memory is much too low for Vista, not to mention Windows 7. If your system won't run Vista properly, DO NOT install Windows 7 pre-release

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Hello there!
Okay I have a problem that I can't seem to solve.
I bought a new computer that did not come with a operating system.
So I set up windows 7 64bit. All that went smoothly.
Then when it came to driver installation the problems came.
The computer has no CD drive, so I cant install it from the cds I got with it.
Tried with wired internet connection, nothing. Missing driver
Tried putting the driver for the Ethernet thingy on an usb. Computer did not find the USB drive. Tried all ports on the machine.
Sooo, I basically need to get internet into the computer so I can setup the rest of the drivers.
Tried a wireless WiFi USB stick, but again, the computer does not find the USB's.
BUT it did find my wireless keyboard and mouse assembly? Weird.
Cannot seem to get the computer to recognize a usb memory stick.
Any ideas guys and girls?
Thanks in advance!

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i bought a radeon7000 but when i put it in the mobo i don't get any signal at all. nothing, zip. and yes it's very well seated.
i recently fixed my bios (and ithought the aperture value may have needed to be changed) but even after bumping my aperture to 256 (it only has two settings 64 and 256) theres no change.

so what would cause a video card to have NO output?
and here's the basics of my comp:

tabor mobo
pheonix bios 4.x
working video card: voodoo banshee 16mg (AGP)
non working: radeon 7000 64mg (AGP)
anything else i will get to you ASAP!

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